Fish Tank 58
Interview - Question & Answer with Higuchi Yutaka
Translation: Lola

You're right in the middle of the tour right now but how do you find it's going so far?
We were able to do good.

The smoke at the opening was incredible. Was that and the rest of the staging something that was requested?
Things like the tiered platform.

You've changed around the set list but how did that come about? Did all the members hold a meeting after a live to discuss it?
I talk about it with everyone.

Are the encores decided backstage after the main set? Or are they decided upon beforehand?
After the main set.

How do you decide which songs to perform for the encore?
We decide based on the mood at the time.

Whose idea was it to have the "Happy HALLOWEEN" on stage after the show?
Acchan's and the staff.

The atmosphere from venue to venue and the mood of the audience from place to place differs from one another so was there any place that left an impression?
I'm happy with whichever place has a good mood.

How was performing in Toyama for the first time in 22 years?
I thought it was good that we're still together as a band to do it.

When you tried to perform the songs from [RAZZLE DAZZLE] live, did your impression of them change? For example did you think some songs didn't rouse people enough?
Hamushi no you ni.

It's been a long time since you've played 'SANE' and with the set and the imagery it made it incredible and new. What was the reason behind performing 'SANE'?
It was Imai-kun's choice.

After performing it, what's your impression of 'SANE' 2010?
It's got a subtle tension.

I was astonished by the new version of 'Victims of Love' as well but when did you practice that? Did Imai-san give you the new arrangement during rehearsals?

What was your first impression of the new 'Victims of Love'? And how did you find performing it?
It has an adult atmosphere.

I never would have imagined 22 years ago that today, you'd play 'Victims of Love' with an upright bass but what made you decide to use it for this song?
I thought I'd use it because it fits the atmosphere of the song.

With the sudden cold, is there anything you have to really be careful about physically while touring so as not to get sick?
Be sure not to catch a chill after getting out of the bath. And then if I do, I want to be extra careful.

Having the scarf around your neck really suits you. Is there any fashion item you're particularly obsessed with when it comes to your neck?
I wear necklaces a lot.

It's been awhile since you've had hair that short isn't it. What made you decide on that hairstyle? How has everyone else reacted to it

Is there anything you're working on in regards to the show at Budoukan?
Because I know during the tour that there will be a show, I'm thinking of a lot of things while touring.

Would you please say a word for all those waiting for the Budoukan show and the standing tour?
The more lives we do, the better they get so, please you absolutely must look forward to it.